Crispy Cow – 1969 Cadillac De Ville Convertible

There’s nothing to say “America… F$%# yeah!” like a Cadillac with long horns on the hood. Nudie Cohn, the rodeo tailor, had several “horny cars” throughout the years, Tex from Cars was a Cadillac with a set of horns, and Boss Hog from Dukes of Hazzard had a set of horns on his white convertible Cadillac. So if you want to say “America… F$#@ yeah!”, but don’t have a lot of greenbacks, check out this 1969 Cadillac de Ville Convertible for sale for $1950 in Grants Pass, OR.

1969 Cadillac De Ville convertible left front

Hubcaps appear to be from a later car, and the grill would be better in its original chrome, but the overall impression is not too bad. Those horns mean you will have to be careful nosing through traffic and driving around pedestrians and cyclists. On the bright side, folks will probably stay out of your way, if they aren’t tempted to wave a red cape and throw a dagger through your hood. Though the cowboy Cadillacs are often white, this gold works pretty well, likely since it does a good job of minimizing the size of the car.

1969 Cadillac De Ville convertible right rear

In spite of the rust, the car does look pretty straight. The seller notes that due to the reduced price, the car comes with the original 3-foot horns instead of the upgraded 6-footers. The car seems to be in good mechanical condition, having spent 3 hours in the Grants Pass cruise in slow traffic, and being the seller’s weekend runabout. While the top looks like it’s been attacked by a dozen housecats, a new one comes with the car. Other concerns include most of the luxury and interior accessories like the convertible top and power seats. But everything for the car to run, drive, and be street legal is functional.

1969 Cadillac De Ville convertible top

The interior has certainly seen better days. Door panels do not match the dashboard, the interior is hidden under hideous red seat covers, and the mildew in the top’s headliner suggests the interior might be in a similar state. Surprises include the crack-free dash and convertible top cover, which comes with the car. Mechanically, the car has recently had soft brake lines, tires, water pump, front brake shoes, and calipers replaced.

1969 Cadillac De Ville convertible interior

In dollars per pound, this is quite a stunning deal. Owning this car would truly be like living with a piece of Americana, and it sounds in good enough mechanical shape that you could take it on some of America’s older, historical interstates and get a taste of what life was like when the car was new.

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4 Responses to “Crispy Cow – 1969 Cadillac De Ville Convertible”

  1. Willy Says:

    F$#@ yeah!

  2. steve in podunk Says:

    someone call Elvis

  3. Cyberluddite Says:

    Apparently bought by someone in Sacramento, who’s now trying to flip the thing for $6500!! Link:

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4746546237.html

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